48th Street Theatre

William A. Swasey, architect. Built by producer William A. Brady. The 48th Street Theatre was located at 157 W. 48th Street, New York, NY and had a seating capacity of 970. In the 1920s, Actors' Equity leased the space for its Equity Players. Renamed the Windsor in 1937 and leased to Labor Stage (the culture wing of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union). Reverted back to its original name in 1943 to avoid confusion with a similarly named theatre in the Bronx. On August 24, 1955, a water tower collapsed and destroyed the theatre. The owners opted to sell the land rather than repair the damage.

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48th Street Theatre (1943-1955)

Date Play
Apr 11, 1955 Tea and Sympathy
Nov 20, 1954 Wedding Breakfast
Oct 10, 1954 DeCordoba and His Ballet
Sep 13, 1954 Hayride
Apr 1, 1954 The Girl on the Via Flaminia
Jan 7, 1954 His and Hers
Nov 18, 1953 Escapade
Sep 22, 1953 At Home With Ethel Waters
Apr 30, 1953 Men of Distinction
Feb 10, 1953 On Borrowed Time
Jan 14,1953 Be Your Age
Nov 3, 1952 Mrs. McThing
May 8, 1951 Stalag 17
Feb 20, 1951 The High Ground
Feb 6, 1951 Jotham Valley
Jan 17, 1951 Four Twelve Are 48
Sep 27, 1950 Black Chiffon
Mar 6, 1950 Tobacco Road
Jan 1, 1950 Mr. Barry's Etchings
Dec 1949 Uday Shankar and His Hindu Ballet
Nov 7, 1949 Love Me Long
Mar 1, 1949 The Traitor
Jan 28, 1949 Forward the Heart
Nov 1, 1944 Harvey
May 3, 1944 Pick-up Girl
Apr 11, 1944 But Not Goodbye
Feb 29, 1944 Mrs. Kimball Presents
Feb 10, 1944 Take It as It Comes
Nov 3, 1943 Outrageous Fortune
Sep 1, 1943 The Snark Was a Boojum
Jun 22, 1943 Boy Meets Girl
Jun 9, 1943 The Milky Way
Mar 30, 1943 The Family
Feb 4, 1943 Counterattack

Windsor Theatre (1937-1943)

Date Play
Dec 10, 1942 The Willow and I
Apr 20, 1942 What Big Ears!
Feb 22, 1942 Under This Roof
Jan 26, 1942 Lily of the Valley
Oct 21, 1941 Good Neighbor
Feb 11, 1941 Out of the Frying Pan
Jan 5, 1941 First Stop to Heaven
Dec 20, 1940 The Old Foolishness
Oct 15, 1940 Blind Alley
May 7, 1939 Awake and Sing!
Jan 1, 1939 Pins and Needles
Nov 3, 1938 Run Sheep Run
Oct 5, 1938 The Good
May 1, 1938 The Two Bouquets
Mar 2, 1938 There's Always a Breeze
Jan 3, 1938 The Cradle Will Rock
Dec 9, 1937 Something for Nothing
Nov 20, 1937 Work Is for Horses
May 17, 1937 Damaged Goods
Apr 8, 1937 Hitch Your Wagon
Mar 17, 1937 Cross-town
Feb 3, 1937 Thirsty Soil

48th Street Theatre (1912-1936)

Date Play
Dec 28, 1936 Around the Corner
Nov 20, 1936 200 Were Chosen
Sep 27, 1936 Bright Honor
May 4, 1936 Parnell
Feb 21, 1936 Mainly for Lovers
Jan 22, 1936 The Illustrator's Show
Nov 26, 1935 Stick-in-the-Mud
Sep 11, 1935 A Slight Case of Murder
Jan 15, 1935 Fly Away Home
Nov 11, 1934 Small Miracle
Sep 17, 1934 Alley Cat
Jul 1934 Tobacco Road
Dec 27, 1933 The Loves of Charles II
Feb 27, 1933 Louisiana
Nov 14,1932 Singapore
Oct 19, 1932 The Passionate Pilgrim
Sep 23, 1932 The Stork is Dead
May 23, 1932 On the Make
May 3, 1932 Broadway Boy
Apr 11, 1932 Take My Tip
Mar 9, 1932 Night Over Taos
Feb 16, 1932 When the Bough Breaks
Oct 14, 1931 Pillars of Society
Oct 6, 1931 The Streets of New York, or Poverty is No Crime
Sep 22, 1931 Did I Say No?
Jun 2, 1931 Unexpected Husband
Apr 22, 1931 The Bellamy Trial
Mar 3, 1931 Privilege Car
Oct 20, 1930 Pagan Lady
Feb 5, 1930 The Boundary Line
Sep 10, 1929 Remote Control
Dec 25, 1928 Brothers
Aug 13, 1928 The Song Writer
May 7, 1928 The Waltz of the Dogs
Mar 28, 1928 The Beggar's Opera
Jan 12, 1928 Cock Robin
Dec 26, 1927 Paradise
Nov 23, 1927 People Don't Do Such Things
Nov 11, 1926 The Squall
Oct 7, 1926 The Jeweled Tree
May 25, 1926 One Man's Woman
May 17, 1926 The Climax
Jan 27, 1926 Puppy Love
Jan 11, 1926 Down Stream
Jul 6, 1925 Engaged
Jun 1, 1925 Spooks
May 12, 1925 A Bit of Love
Apr 7, 1925 The Servant in the House
Mar 6, 1925 Pierrot the Prodigal
Feb 24, 1925 The Wild Duck
Dec 24, 1924 The Habitual Husband
Dec 12, 1924 Candida
May 16, 1924 Hedda Gabler
Apr 27, 1924 The Admiral
Apr 16, 1924 Expressing Willie
Mar 15, 1924 Macbeth
Feb 7, 1924 The New Englander
Dec 26, 1923 Neighbors
Nov 15, 1923 Queen Victoria
Aug 25, 1923 Zeno
May 18, 1923 Sweet Nell of Old Drury
May 7, 1923 The Rivals
Apr 30, 1923 The Inspector General
Apr 23, 1923 As You Like It
Apr 10, 1923 Anathema
Mar 12, 1923 The Chastening
Mar 1, 1923 Roger Bloomer
Dec 25, 1922 Why Not?
Nov 13, 1922 Hospitality
Oct 2, 1922 Malvaloca
Aug 29, 1922 The Torch Bearers
Jul 17, 1922 Plantation Revue
Jan 28, 1922 The Nest
Jan 16, 1922 Macbeth
Jan 16, 1922 Julius Caesar
Jan 16, 1922 Romeo and Juliet
Nov 9, 1921 We Girls
Aug 15, 1921 Sonya
Nov 29, 1920 The Broken Wing
Aug 30, 1920 Immodest Violet
Jul 30, 1920 Opportunity
Oct 2, 1919 The Storm
Aug 14, 1919 Those Who Walk in Darkness
Jun 2, 1919 I Love You
Apr 8, 1919 Come-on Charlie
Mar 24, 1919 Luck in Pawn
Feb 10, 1919 The Net
Oct 28, 1918 The Big Chance
Aug 29, 1918 The Woman on the Index
Apr 3, 1918 The Man Who Stayed at Home
Feb 7, 1918 The Love Mill
Dec 21, 1917 Yes or No
Dec 10, 1917 Good Morning, Rosamond
Nov 12, 1917 The Gay Lord Quex
Oct 2, 1917 The Land of the Free
Sep 12, 1917 Over the 'Phone
Aug 30, 1917 What Happened to Jones
Nov 20, 1916 The Thirteenth Chair
Nov 13, 1916 Object-Matrimony
Oct 5, 1916 Rich Man, Poor Man
Aug 28, 1916 Somebody's Luggage
Jan 17, 1916 Just a Woman
Nov 1, 1915 The Eternal Magdalene
Oct 11, 1915 What Money Can't Buy
Sep 21, 1915 Husband and Wife
Jun 10, 1915 Iolanthe
Jun 7, 1915 The Pirates of Penzance
May 24, 1915 The Sorcerer
May 10, 1915 The Mikado
Apr 19, 1915 The Yeoman of the Guard
Apr 19, 1915 Trial by Jury
Apr 19, 1915 H.M.S. Pinafore
Sep 30, 1914 The Law of the Land
Apr 27, 1914 Lonesome Like
Apr 27, 1914 The Last Toast
Apr 27, 1914 Uncle Sam's Money
Apr 27, 1914 The Worth of a Man
Oct 6, 1913 Today
Sep 23, 1913 The Smoldering Flame
Aug 26, 1913 Kiss Me Quick
Apr 28, 1913 Countess Julia
Apr 14, 1913 What Happened to Mary
Apr 2, 1913 The Lady from Oklahoma
Mar 24, 1913 The Spiritualist
Mar 18, 1913 The Stronger
Mar 18, 1913 Pariah
Nov 12, 1912 Never Say Die
Oct 25, 1912 The Point of View
Aug 29, 1912 Little Miss Brown
Aug 12, 1912 Just Like John
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